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.s. into a potential conflict. rebecca. >> anna werner, thank you. now to egypt. president mohamed morsi said tonight the country will vote december 15 on a new constitution. the draft document and the president's new powers brought egyptians back to the streets today. holly williams is in cairo tonight, and good evening to you, holly. >> reporter: good evening. well, tens of thousands of president morsi's supporters took to the streets today, but it follows days of protests by his opponents, who accuse mr. morsi of behaving like a dictator. last week, the president gave himself broad new powers that he says he needs until egypt has a new democratic constitution. the panel writing that constitution rushed to finish a final draft on friday working through the night. but the panel is dominated by mr. morsi's islamist allies. and the final draft includes a bigger role for islamic sharia law and empowers the state to protect morals. but there's no specific guarantee of equality for women, and all of those things have angered many egyptian liberals. nevertheless, mr. morsi said this evening that he will p
. there were mass protests after morsi issued a decree neutering the judiciary. there were demonstrations in his favor, and a constitution was drafted that spurred protest on the street. what to make of it all? two of my favorite scholars are with me. welcome, guys. conventional wisdom is this is a power grab by morsi. is that accurate? >> his dclaration gave himself extraordinary powers. every decision he makes is now free of any possibility of judicial review. but really, the game is kind of moved beyond that now. what is motivating people to protest in egypt is not that constitutional declaration alone, it is now the new constitution that morsi's allies in the constituent assembly rushed through. >> steve, what is the army's role in all of this. that's the piece people don't understand. you have morsi, muslim brotherhood and others behind this constitution. liberals, secularists opposing it. where does the army stand? >> the military has essentially removed itself from the political system. the new military leadership that came into power in mid-august as a result of morsi's declaratio
the bold moves by morsi. some say amount to illegal power grab. >> the egypt constitutional court suspended work indefinitely as a protest. it comes as a postpone ruling on legitimacy of panel that drafted a new constitution for that country. one that gave president mohammed morsi new powers. steve harrigan is standing by live in cairo with more. >> remarkable scene in cairo this morning outside egypt supreme constitutional court. to put it simply, the court justices could not get in their own building. the judges will suspend their work while the atmosphere of intimidation physical a mental intimidation exist. the supreme court say they cannot do the work because of the mob around their building. it was likely they would rule on the legitimacy of egypt constitutional assembly. that body pushed through the constitution, the draft on friday. they go for a national referendum, up or down vote on december 15. if the constitution goes through, egypt president morsi says the extreme powers which he declared that he possessed would be void and it would go to normal here in egypt. richard morrison
with the latest on that showdown. >> reporter: this was president morsi's day. tens of thousands of his muslim brotherhood and other islamist supporters packed the streets outside cairo university looking more like a political rally than a protest. they needed to show up in big numbers to slow the opposition's momentum and did not disappoint. i think the numbers you see today show the true legitimacy is with president morsi, he said. they applauded morsi's controversial decree giving him near absolute power as well as a draft constitution, which human rights experts warn could seriously limit freedoms of speech, religion, and women's rights. they are against islam and don't want islamic law said this protester. we want islamic law. while clashes between pro and anti--morsi protesters in alexandria left at least a dozen wounded, here in cairo one of the largest islamist demonstrations ever was peaceful. meanwhile, in tahrir square several hundred tired morsi opponents tried to keep up their spirits. mohamed sayedi has lived in a tent for nine days and remains defiant. >> we would keep our right
. there were mass protests after morsi issued a decree neutering the agenda. what to make of it all? two of my favorite scholars are with me. this is a power grab my morsi. is that accurate? >> every decision he makes is now free of any possibility of judicial review. really the game is kind of moved beyond that now. what is motivating people to protest is not the declaration but it's the new institution that his allies have rushed through. >> steve, what is the army's role in all of this. that's the piece people don't understand. you have morsi and the isz lam brother head. you have the liberals who are opposing it. where does the army stand? >> the military has removed itself from the political system. the new military leadership that came into power in mid-august as a result of morsi's declarations have a deal with him. they were relieved of the burden of having to govern egypt. removing themselves from the political system is more in keeping with the history of the egypt armed forces since the 1967 defeat when they determined being a political army was not good for their organization and t
indefinitely. that because of the protest by supporters of islamist president mohammed morsi. the court was set to rule on the legitimacy of the islamist dominated panel that drafted the new constitution. but it now says it cannot operate in what it calls a "climate filled with hatred." steve harrigan live in cairo at the moment with the latest developments. not very encouraging, steve. good morning. >> reporter: certainly not. in a blow to the egypt constitutional court. judges were going to meet today but the building they were going to meet in was surrounded by protesters in favor of the egypt president mohammed morsi. the judges were too concerned about trying to enter the building. they failed to do so. they said they would not meet anymore under the atmosphere of fear and intimidation. to an example of mob rule here. justices building surrounded and the justices failing to meet today. as far as the constitution, pushed through in one night, earlier in the week, it's now set to go to a referendum. nationwide vote on this. december 15. president morsi said those extreme powers which he adop
, supports of president mohammed morsi demonstrated outside the high court. they say they're moving all distractions. not all egyptians are pleased with the new constitution. many protesting against the president. so why is there so much animosity over the president and what is going on there? well, cnn international anchor joins us now. something seriously wrong has happened in egypt with so much going on. why are people so an bring right now. >> a lot of people say how this constitution was passed, saying the president is a far row saying mubarak didn't have power to make decisions beyond any judicial review. to do this, they passed this against the wishes of the secular opposition, a lot of these people who were on the panel writing this constitution, boycotted, they opposed it because they said it didn't reflect their views. so this was passed in this hasty way assuming these extraordinary powers, and what morsi was saying, he actually assumed these powers to make sure that his constitution is passed, that the judges in the high constitutional court refused to go to work this mornin
. >> and protest in tahrir square as anger continues to grow against egyptian president mohammed morsi. we'll have a live report. >> new information on what may have caused a freight train carrying dangerous chemicals to derail in new jersey. >> heather: the clock is winding down to a potential economic disaster. there has been a lot of talk apparently nothing to show for it. democrats and republicans blaming each other nor the standoff with your tax bill riding on the out come. unless an agreement is reached by the end of the month, bush-era tax cuts will expire triggering a rise in taxes by an average of 5%. that means a middle-class family will pay $2,000 more in taxes and married couples would be hurt because of marriage penalty. it doesn't include the budget consequences. $55 billion would be cut from the pentagon and another $55 billion slashed from domestic programs. an estimated 2 million jobs could be lost pushing the economy back into a recession adding to the misery to those facing tough times by ending jobless benefits for the long term unemployed. steve is live in washington. where do
morsi announced a mid-december vote on a controversial draft constitution. thousands of people came out today in support of president morsi's proposed constitution. the demonstrators were mostly ms of muslim brotherhood. meanwhile critics of president morsi continue to protest in tahrir square. >>> in syria today as the internet was restored in much of the country new images of violence emerged. syrian opposition groups say this video shows the aftermath of government shelling as people run with children to local hospitals and to safety. the syrian government blamed rebels for cutting the communication lines, but the opposition says the assad regime caused theblackout. >>> there are reports that a number of cars caught fire and at least three of the cars were crushed. a local firefighter reported that the tunnel's developmentlation system was malfunctioning and it's making it hard to navigate the scene. a japan continues and report says the mudslide triggered the collapse of the ceiling. >>> family friends and fans gathered outside of the funeral for hector camacho. the champion boxer w
of president morsi and his supporters and shifting away from the opposition factions behind us and the president's opponents. this morning, egypt's top court was set to rule on the constitutionality of president morsi's decrees last week and the constitutionality of this special panel that drafted the constitution. they released a statement saying they canceled the hearing after pro-morsi demonstrators, supporters of the president, surrounded the courthouse. it's not clear if or when this hearing is going to be rescheduled, but now it seems the road is a little more clear. the stage is set for the president to get his way, for this nationwide referendum to take place on december 15th. opposition factions behind us say they've been squeezed out of this process. they're concerned that an islamist islam ist dominated government down the road could deny them rights. if people don't like it, randi, they can go out to the ballot boxes and vote no. >> it soundsike that the judges in putting this off perhaps they don't feel safe. >> reporter: well, it was a tense situation this morning
morsi. the other protesters have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the new president. is the white house doing if you have to respond to the situation? is it even a situation we have to be involved in? stein yates is former deputy assistant for vice president of national security affairs. steven welcome. >> thank you. >> jamie: president morsi presented a new constitution. what does it provide and what concern if any should the u.s. have? >> well, among the key concer concerns is the notion that he is not subject to judicial review. in any normal democratic system where there are checks and balances you would have legislative check and judicial check among others on act of an overact as executive. what we see with mohammed morsi, leader of the muslim brotherhood is after winning a narrow election he is using every tool at his disposal to make generational impact by way of what he says. >> jamie: when i watch the pictures and i see both sides protesting, i wonder to myself so much was sacrificed for what the people there wanted. free society, ability to livepeacefully
to rule on the constitutionality of president morsi's decrees last week, and the constitutionalityality of this special panel that did the draft constitution. the government did a dismal black day, and the statement said they tried to walk in the courthouse, and the demonstrators in favor of the president had blocked the -- and climbed the walls and were chanting against the judges. they said in their statement because of the uncomfortable security situation, they suspended the hearing. no word on if or when they're going to reschedule this hearing, but if they would have ruled on these decrees, it would have been a direct challenge against the president. they didn't, and at this point it seems the path is now clear for the president and his supporters to get their way for this national referendum on december 15th to take place, where all egyptians will have the opportunity to vote on this constitution and force these opposition factions don't like this process. they believe they've been squeezed out to the sideline from the drafting of this constitution, randi. >> president morsi had i
several phone calls to egyptian president morsi and he refused to take the calls because he wants hamas to be stronger. and we are so close to falling over a real cliff into total chaos because of u.s. weakness that i think is trivial, the u.n. vote or where israelis build 2,000 house ons the outskirts of jerusalem, no one will remember that a few months from now. >> when they did that, that was against the u.s. wishes. they defied the u.s. wishes to so nobody seems to be listening to them. and there's egypt. and the continuing protests in egypt. thousands of the people who were demonstrating a year or so ago against mubarak, now demonstrate being against the new egyptian president morsi and the new draft constitution written by an islamist assembly. and people say it doesn't provide enough guarantees for women's rights or minority religion you make of the situation in egypt and the dangers it could turn into an islamist state? >> the bottom line in egypt is it's bad for the egyptian in their political future. probably not as bad for the long-term interests of the united states. anytime
and possible mudslides. >>> supporters of mohammad morsi blocked the high court from indefinitely suspending all court sessions. that would suspend a ruling on the drawing up of egypt's new constitution. president morsi declared his decisions are now immune from judicial oversight. >>> it is a frightening and deadly scene in japan. just look at this. at least two cars are still trapped inside a highway tunnel after a massive section of the concrete structure collapsed. police say they have already found several burned bodies inside the rubble about 50 miles west of tokyo. it is not clear what caused the tunnel to cave in or how many cars were inside at the time. >>> a thousand cars and trucks are stuck on a highway in russia after a major snowstorm caused a backup two days ago. a 30-mile stretch of roadway between moscow and st. petersburg is completely jammed with one lane open in each side. it is so bad that field kitchens have been set up. drivers are also running out of gas to keep their engines running in the subzero temperatures. >>> the double tragedy that stunned an nfl franchise and
or visit your local walgreens for more information. >>> in egypt, president mohammad morsi is calling for a referendum in two weeks on a controversial constitution. he made his appeals during a nationally televised speech today. the president's recent seizure of near absolute power has marred the legislative process and thrown the new democracy into turmoil. the constitution is approved by muslims but is widely opposed by secular and christian groups. morsi urged egyptians to participate in the december 15th referendum. >>> and despite a tragic shooting outside the kansas city chiefs training complex, the team is continuing its regular schedule. the chiefs will play their home game against the carolina panthers as scheduled tomorrow. starting linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed himself in front of his general manager and coach today. and earlier investigators say he killed his girlfriend. we'll have more on the story including what happened moments before the shooting coming up in sports in just about 15 minutes. >>> a clerical worker strike in southern california is nearly shut
of president mohamed morsi packed the streets near cairo university as morsi sets a date for a vote on the new constitution. morsi's critics say the constitution was rushed through and paves the way for islamic law. >>> mexico has a new president, enrique pena nieto took the oath of office before the country's congress. his inauguration returned the institutional revolutionary party to power 12 years after being turned out of office. that doesn't sit well with mexicans who accuse it of buying the election. hundreds clashed with police outside congress. >>> north korea is going to try again. they want to take another stab at sending a rocket into space. this time, to place a satellite into orbit. this is all coming from north korea state run media. the rocket will be similar to this one. the planned launch, the window is between december 10th and 22nd. u.s. state department is not happy about it, calling any launch by the north koreans provocative. >>> take a look at live pictures from the white house, which is marking world aids day. a day to ponder the fight against hiv and aids. nations arou
for their president. all right, this is the scene in cairo as egyptians rally behind president morsi. on december 15th there will be a vote on a new constitution, if approved. take place of the one in november protecting morsi from judicial oversight and opponents say the constitution is flawed and undermines basic freedom. a lot of passion there. meanwhile, new details about that terrible miami bus crash at that left two people dead and three people in critical condition. and that you can see crews cutting survivors out of the wreckage. and the double-decker bus crashed into a miami area airport and into a witness convention and the driver was unfamiliar with the area, did not mean to be at that airport at all. >> once he was in the airport. being unfamiliar with the routes and the roads, he took this road, fortunately, the bus did n bus-- the bus did not clear the overpass. >> and police have not yet filed charges. you have to see this to believe this, freshman house members pulling the stops to get that primo office space. [applaus [applause] >> and dave briggs in the studio does this every mornin
's stateside. and what did it did for near east policy, the latest from egypt after president mohammad morsi granted himself hoarse above the court. washington journal, live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public-service by your television provider. >> now secretary of state hillary clinton talks about her recent travels to the middle east to help broker a ceasefire agreement between israel and hamas and the gaza strip. she also, the iranian nuclear threat and criticizes israel's decision to build homes on israeli occupied lands. this is a little over an hour. [applause] >> i am somewhat overwhelmed, but i'm obviously thinking i should sit down. [laughter] i prepared some remarks for tonight, but then i thought maybe we could just watch that video a few more times. [laughter] and then the next time, i could count the hairstyles, which is one of my favorite pastimes. [laughter] i think i now know what it feels like to be one of haim's mighty morphin power rangers. [laughter] well, i guess we should expect nothing le
a narrow victory. >> egypt's new constitution is in the hand of mohammad morsi.. tooling expectations on both sides it should go to the referendum. it will mark and other spread it towards a democracy but the recent seizure of absolute power has put the country interim oil toward however, this speech that was nationally televised senate this is a break in the democratic experience. >> north korea will watch and launch a missile towards space. the communist based culture happens analyzed its mistakes from its previous lunch. outside think that it is a long range missile. they say that this is a serious provocation and is warning that it could have a " strong response ". >> ford is recalling 2013 ford escape, for fusion because of a fire hazard. there has been reports of overheating and fires with the 1.6 l ego boost system. it is working on a way to fix that system but ford is asking for owners to contact the dealer as soon as possible. they will a range a loaner vehicle at no charge. >> coming up, these high donation bends. to find cover this money goes. in the next edition of these d
against the new constitution. morsi has set a december 15th date for a vote on the document. joining me is joel rubin, director of policy and government. good to see you again. we're going to begin with egypt. one of your area's of expertise. is there anything in the new constitution that should concern the u.s.? >> well, the united states has major interests with e egypt. the security is a corner stone with our relationship with the arab world. we have to worry about the evolution of their democracy right now. they are in the middle of a difficult transition process after decades of dictatorship. and this constitutional process has had ups and downs. of course, many of our allies are in midst of democratic process sees that are also difficult. so it's not satisfying everybody. it's not satisfying the liberals and the secular groups that we have worked with and know very well. certainly the military will have concerns as well but there's civilian oversight. so it's a mixed bag. >> so the question that has to be asked, does this mean we should overlook potential human rights abuses and v
draft constitution. which has provoked more protests president mohammed morsi and the muslim brotherhood have been at odds with his secular political opponents and the judiciary. just before thanksgiving, the president issued a decree granting himself more powers and stripping judges of any power to challenge him. so it isn't clear what effect the court's ruling would have had. >> new this morning... israel is going to withhold more than 100 million in taxes that it collects on behalf of palestinians. the retaliation is punishment for palestinians' successful bid to win upgraded status at the united nations...seen as a symbolic move toward statehood. israeli officials say they also reject the u-n's vote for palestinian statehood in the west bank, east jerusalem and the gaza strip. those territories were captured by israel in the 1967 mideast war. authorities say nine militants and at least five afghans are dead after taliban suicide bombers attacked a joint u-s.-afghan air base in eastern afghanistan early today. there was gunfire for at least two hours as american helicopters fired dow
of morsi supporters showed up to protest outside the court. killing three afghan soldiers and three civilians. right now, i want to start with the story of the week. the tax man cometh. the main thing between president obama and congress over the fiscal curb is the unraveling of the con sen sense. glover nor quis managed to get every single republican running for office from school boards up to president, signing a pledge that reads, i pledge to taxpayers to one, oppose any and all efforts to increase the income tax rates for individuals and or businesses and two, oppose any net reduction or elimination of reductions in credits unless matched dollar for dollar. his pledge has been useful to the republican party for a number of reasons. first, it led the republican party to push tax policies that move hundreds of billions of dollars into the bank accounts of wealthy people. it's also given the central right a single, simple policy objective to pursue, no matter what. a kind of north star for modern conservatism. now, members of congress seem to be losing their way. >> there's a lot t
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